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Psalms 137

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1

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.

2

There on the poplars we hung our harps,

3

for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"

4

How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?

5

If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.

6

May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy.

7

Remember, O LORD, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. "Tear it down," they cried, "tear it down to its foundations!"

8

O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us-

9

he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.

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